| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:47 AM
On its release in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car ever made.” Wisely, Jaguar decided that its alphabetic successor, the F-Type, wouldn’t be a replacement for its iconic forebear. Rather, this new,...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 4:22 PM
There are some people who are such engaging critics I will read every word they write, even if I have no interest in the subject matter. The Los Angeles Times' Dan Neil is one of those. What do I care......
| Feb 12, 2011
An impressively long line of classic lowriders from throughout Southern California and beyond joined the funeral procession that began at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in East Los Angeles and ended at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.
On a flatbed...
| Dec 13, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Episode 4 got me wondering: Who has more testosterone coursing through his slender bod? Tanner Foust, who raced Ford's mega-beast F-150 Raptor through the Arizonan scrub, or his competitor, the unidentified HALO jumper, who bulleted downward through the...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Electric-vehicle maker Think Global has filed for bankruptcy in Norway, its home country. The company is among the older manufacturers of battery-powered cars, emerging more than 20 years ago and launching its Think City model in 1999. Think has...
| Sep 9, 2007
Bentley Continental GT? Seen it. Aston Martin DB9? What else you got? Maserati Quattroporte? Wasn't that, like, so last year's product placement on "Entourage"?
The trouble with ultra-luxury cars in this town is that their prestige expires faster than...
| Aug 23, 2008
You're an evil genius, bent on world domination. You have a nuclear weapon simmering away in the basement of your underground lair, deep within some Polynesian volcanic island. You still have to eat.
Bring me a sandwich, fool! Hah-hah-hah!
| Jun 13, 2007
With the 2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Natty Bumppo has traded his buckskins for some designer jeans.
Yes, Natty Bumppo, hero of James Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales," the great woody prose of which has prompted many an undergraduate to...
| Jun 6, 2007
If I'm reading the U.S. census data correctly, California ranks second behind Utah in the average number of family members per household. Utah I get. I mean, I've seen "Big Love." But California, land of selfish singletons, DINKs (double income, no kids)...
| May 23, 2007
Six weeks hence, our collective fore-lobe will be obsessed with the large and loud summer movie "Transformers," a film based on an irredeemable and just plain odd Saturday morning cartoon that ran briefly 20 years ago and was created specifically to...
| Jan 3, 2007
Desire, the Buddha informs us, is the root of all suffering -- also, a leading cause of alimony, but let's move on.
The craving for comfort, luxury, prestige and me-first acceleration drives us to buy more car than we absolutely need to go from point A...
| Aug 16, 2006
IT'S taken me this long to recognize what I love about a Porsche 911 Turbo. And no, it's not the internal-combustion volcanism — now up to 480 hp in the 2007 model — or the claws-in-the-carpet grip, the carbide-steel stiffness, the perfect...